Cayman Islands

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Somewhere between the mega tourist destinations of Mexico, Cuba, and Jamaica sits a collection of three little landmasses known as the Cayman Islands. Admittedly, I didn’t know much about this set of islands when I touched down on the largest one, Grand Cayman. Driving from the airport along Seven Mile Beach, I spot a Royal Bank, CIBC, Scotiabank, and Bank of America, to name a few, each reminding me of the one thing I do know about the country: its enticing offshore banking.

Made up of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, this Caribbean nation is perhaps overlooked due to its big-time destination neighbours, but its stunning ocean and understated luxury set it far apart from the all-inclusive resorts of the typical tropical paradise. There’s much more allure here than the tax code.

It’s a blustery, windy day on Grand Cayman, but the sun still shines bright at the newly opened Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, set directly on the white sand shores of Seven Mile Beach. Opened in 2016, the hotel is a shining example of a high-end beach resort with nearly...

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